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2017 Sundquist Movies in the Park at Willis Tucker Park schedule

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Seating is on the grass at Willis Tucker Park. Photo credit: Chuck Wright.
Seating is on the grass at Willis Tucker Park. Photo credit: Chuck Wright.

By Lesley Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer beginning July 13th at Willis Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296.

For the past three years Snohomish County Parks, BridgeCity Church, Sundquist Homes and Community Transit have partnered to provide movies and pre-movie activities at Willis Tucker Park.

The pre-movie fun and entertainment provided by BridgeCity begins at 7:30 pm with in-costume characters available for photo ops and meet and greets, fun games and activities, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and local musical entertainment. As the movies get started late, young families have come out in previous years and enjoyed the activities before bedtime.

  • Seating is on grass so bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort.
  • Admission is free, however, donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Snohomish County Parks Department.
  • Open seating and pre-movie activities and entertainment begins at 7:30 pm. Movie starting times are approximate, depending on the daylight.
  • Snacks are available for purchase from the Mill Creek Lions Club, and support various community projects such as the Parks Department Youth Sponsorship Program.

2017 Movie Schedule:

July 13

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
  • 9:35 pm
  • PG13
  • Pre-movie entertainment: In-costume star wars characters provided by 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, a laser-tag arena, face painting, build-your-own lightsaber station, and live local bands.

July 20

  • Trolls
  • After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
  • 9:27 pm
  • PG
  • Pre-movie entertainment: North End Jazz live performance, face-painting, and balloon characters.

July 27

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
  • 9:18 pm
  • PG13
  • Pre-movie entertainment: In the works but not yet confirmed - Emerald City Admirals Quidditch team to perform a scrimmage game and/or a training session for kids. There will also be activities, prizes, face painting, and live local bands.

August 03

  • Sing
  • In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
  • 9:07 pm
  • PG
  • Pre-movie entertainment: Community Karaoke event with prizes, face painting, and activities. 

August 10

  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
  • 8:55 pm
  • PG
  • Pre-movie entertainment: Yard games, prizes, face painting, and live local bands.

August 17

  • Moana
  • In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
  • 8:41 pm
  • PG
  • Pre-movie entertainment: Community Transit Oxygene (costume super hero character), buses to tour, and other activities.  There will also be live bands, face painting, games, and prizes.  

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